sexual assault http://ripr.org en Officials Mum on Subject of Brown Sexual Assault Investigation http://ripr.org/post/officials-mum-subject-brown-sexual-assault-investigation <p>No one is saying why federal officials have launched an investigation into Brown's handling of a sexual assault complaint, but the school is one of 68 around the country facing increased scrutiny over the issue of sexual violence.</p><p></p><p>Campus officials have struggled to strike a balance between the rights of students who say they are victims of sexual assault and the rights of their alleged attackers, who often have not been found guilty of any crime.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:08:19 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 37037 at http://ripr.org No Charges for PC Players Accused of Sexual Assault http://ripr.org/post/no-charges-pc-players-accused-sexual-assault <p>Rhode Island's Attorney General has concluded an investigation into allegations of sexual assault against two Providence College basketball players. Neither player will face criminal charges.</p><p>The grand jury found insufficient evidence against Rodney Bullock, who remains a student at PC, and Brandon Austin, who has left the school.</p><p>The players were accused of sexually assaulting a female student in November 2013. The allegations resulted in a suspension of play for both players this past season and a campus disciplinary hearing.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:27:44 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 36875 at http://ripr.org Former Brown Student Denies Rape Allegations http://ripr.org/post/former-brown-student-denies-rape-allegations <p>A male student who left Brown University after he was thrust into a public discussion about sexual assault&nbsp; has written to the U.S. Department of Education to give his side of the story.</p><p><em>The Chronicle of Higher Education</em> reports that the student, Daniel Kopin, through his attorneys, has <a href="http://chronicle.com/article/Opening-New-Front-in/147047/">sent a letter</a> to education officials, who are investigating a civil rights complaint against Brown, filed by Kopin's alleged victim, Lena Sclove.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:05:48 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 35242 at http://ripr.org Brown Athletes Named in Sexual Assault Investigation http://ripr.org/post/brown-athletes-named-sexual-assault-investigation <p>Officials at Brown University tell <em>The</em> <em>Providence Journal</em> they have ordered two football players <a href="http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140613-2-brown-university-football-players-accused-of-sexual-assault-ordered-off-campus.ece">to leave campus</a> amid allegations of sexual assault.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:45:37 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 35126 at http://ripr.org Brown Athletes Named in Sexual Assault Investigation Brown Corporation Discusses Controversy over Sexual Assault http://ripr.org/post/brown-corporation-discusses-controversy-over-sexual-assault <p>Officials at Brown University say they expect a full report on the school’s sexual assault policy to be complete by the end of the fall semester. The Brown Corporation discussed the issue at its quarterly meeting on Friday, just before Brown’s commencement ceremonies got underway.</p><p></p> Mon, 26 May 2014 13:09:48 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 34160 at http://ripr.org No Federal Investigation into Brown Sexual Assault Policy http://ripr.org/post/no-federal-investigation-brown-sexual-assault-policy <p>Despite calls at Brown University for changes in the policy on sexual assault, Brown is not facing any investigation by the federal government.</p><p></p><p>The Federal Department of Education has released the names of <a href="http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-releases-list-higher-education-institutions-open-title-i">55 colleges</a> and universities currently under investigation because of complaints about the way they handle sexual assault.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 13:14:35 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 32974 at http://ripr.org Paxson says Brown student sanctioned for sexual assault will not come back to campus next fall http://ripr.org/post/paxson-says-brown-student-sanctioned-sexual-assault-will-not-come-back-campus-next-fall <p>Brown University President Christina Paxson, in a statement,&nbsp; says the male student who was sanctioned for a sexual assault on a 22-year old female student will not be returning to the university.</p><p>The case became public after the woman involved, 22-year old Lena Sclove, held a press conference on the Brown campus last week to speak out about the university’s handling of an assault and rape that she said was committed on her by a fellow male student.</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 22:30:01 +0000 Scott MacKay 32695 at http://ripr.org Exclusive: Providence Schools Investigating Alleged Sexual Assault http://ripr.org/post/exclusive-providence-schools-investigating-alleged-sexual-assault <p>Providence public school officials are investigating how an elementary school student was allowed to go home with a man who is now accused of sexually assaulting her.</p><p>The incident occurred last week at Asa Messer Elementary School. Providence Superintendent of Schools Susan Lusi says a student was allowed to leave the school with a man, who was known to staff and had been seen multiple times with the girl and her family. However, the man was not on the list of people allowed to take the girl home. After they left the school, the man allegedly assaulted the student.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:08:49 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 24761 at http://ripr.org Day One Marks 40 Years Serving Sexual Assault Victims http://ripr.org/post/day-one-marks-40-years-serving-sexual-assault-victims <p>Rhode Island’s only agency focused on helping victims of sexual assault is observing its 40<sup>th</sup> anniversary. Day One hopes the state’s congressional delegation can secure the federal funding they need to continue.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 13141 at http://ripr.org